Knowledge Identifier: +Nick_Clegg
Born in 1967.
Countries: United Kingdom (66%), United States (8%), (5%)
Linked to: Conservative Party, University of Minnesota, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Liberal Democrats
In 1993, Clegg won the "Financial Times"' David Thomas Prize, in remembrance of an FT journalist killed on assignment in Kuwait in 1991
Clegg was selected as the lead Liberal Democrat euro-candidate for the East Midlands in 1998, and was first tipped as a politician to watch by Paddy Ashdown in 1999
In 2000 Clegg married Miriam González Durántez, from Valladolid
Clegg worked extensively during his time as an MEP to support the party in the region, not least in Chesterfield where Paul Holmes was elected as MP in 2001
Clegg was elected to the House of Commons at the 2005 general election and became the Liberal Democrats' Home Affairs spokesperson in 2006
Before becoming Leader of the party in 2007 he served as treasurer and secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on National Parks, a particular interest given that his constituency includes part of the Peak District National Park
Chris Huhne - After Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, Nick Clegg, announced his intention during the 2007 party conference to stand for the leadership should Sir Menzies Campbell retire, Chris Huhne, when asked about his leadership ambitions said that there was "no vacancy, and it would be premature to even talk about the position of there being a vacancy"
Mark Hunter (politician) - From the election of Nick Clegg as leader of the Liberal Democrats in December 2007 to the 2010 General Election, Mark Hunter served as Clegg's Parliamentary Private Secretary and the party's Transport Spokesman in the Commons
Brian Eno - In December 2007, the newly-elected Leader of Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, appointed Eno as his youth affairs adviser
Liberal Democrats - On 18 December 2007, Nick Clegg won the leadership election, becoming the party's fourth leader
At the 2009 party conference in Bournemouth he accused the Conservatives of "simply believing it is their turn" and claimed that come the election the "choice before people is the choice between fake, phoney change from David Cameron's Conservatives, and real change the Liberal Democrats offer"
Steve Webb - On 8 January 2009 Nick Clegg announced his "General Election Team" and an "economic recovery group" with Webb appointed as Work and Pensions spokesman
Comedian Bill Bailey serenades Clegg in his 2010 production Dandelion Mind, singing "Nick Clegg you don't have to wear that dress tonight, walk the streets for money, you don't have to sell your body to the right"
Alastair Stewart - On 15 April 2010, Stewart moderated the first ever United Kingdom leaders debates between the Prime Ministerial candidates in the 2010 general election, featuring the incumbent Gordon Brown, Conservative leader David Cameron and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, debating on live television
Adam Boulton - On 22 April 2010, during the UK General Election campaign, Boulton hosted Sky News' 'Leaders' Debate' live from Bristol, the second in a series of three televised debates between Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg produced, in turn, and on consecutive Thursdays, by ITV News, Sky News and the BBC.
Institute for Fiscal Studies - In October 2010, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg accused the IFS of using methods that were "distorted and a complete nonsense"
Mark Harper - He worked with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 which enabled the Alternative Vote referendum and changes to the number and size of constituencies
Liberal Democrats - In 2011 party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said "But we are not on the left and we are not on the right
Liberal Democrats - In March 2011 Nick Clegg made a speech to his party conference stating that he believed that his party belonged to the radical centre
Autism Plus - In November 2011 Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg attended a dinner held by Autism Plus at The Cutlers Hall, Sheffield to talk about the 'Heart Attack' in the British Economy
In August 2012 after reform of the House of Lords was abandoned, Clegg said the Conservatives have defied the Coalition agreement by trying to pick and choose which items of Government policy they support
First Utility - In April 2012 UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg noted the potential of the partnership between First Utility and Opower in a green economy speech, stating: From the summer, we'll be trialling a new project with First Utility and America's Opower where consumers are told how much energy other, similar households use
William Hague - In June 2012 Hague stood in for Cameron at PMQ's when both Cameron and Deputy PM Nick Clegg were out of the country
Edward Davey - On 22 September 2012, Davey was reported as preparing his own challenge for party leadership in the event of Nick Clegg being deposed
David Cameron - In November 2012, Cameron and Nick Clegg agreed to fast-track legislation for introducing same-sex marriage
Since 2013 they have been frequently outpolled by UKIP
Ed Miliband - On 18 March 2013, Miliband reached a deal with both Cameron and Nick Clegg on new press regulation laws following the Leveson Inquiry, which he said "satisfied the demands of protection for victims and freedom of the press"
Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network - On 10 July 2013, Ross Brawn OBE, Theo Fennell, Christine Gaskell MBE, Michel Roux Jr, Pete Waterman OBE and Baroness Wall of New Barnet received Honorary Apprenticeships, presented by Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon Nick Clegg, at Admiralty House
Harriet Harman - In 2014, she accused Nick Clegg of turning into a Tory during Prime Minister's Questions
Proposed referendum on United Kingdom membership of the European Union - A debate was held by The Guardian, on 15 March 2016 featuring the leader of UKIP Nigel Farage, Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom, the leader of Labour's "yes" campaign Alan Johnson and former leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg